Review: Isoderm to Manage Eczema
My son has eczema. I like to think I’m exaggerating, and it’s just a bad heat rash. I’m in denial cos no one else in the family has it. But he does and we are constantly looking for a cream or a cleanser that works.
These mild soap cleansers and special formulated creams are not cheap. I’ve no basis of comparison,which brand is better, or if there’s any difference among them. I don’t have eczema and my boy is unable to accurately explain if Brand A or B is better. As his mummy, I just want to find something that works and if it’s inexpensive, it’s a super bonus!
I’ve tried a few brands before and frankly, I didn’t like them one bit. These are soap-free options, thus they naturally don’t lather, and in turn, I feel they somewhat don’t clean well. (honestly, after using them, I usually have to cleanse again with a regular cleanser just to give me a cleaner feel!) It’s a funny feeling when you are supposedly clean after a bath, but don’t feel clean!
Then, a pharmacist friend introduced me to Isoderm. [ASIDE: Pharmacist friends are treasures! Esp when you have kids! They offer excellent professional advice for free!]
Anyway, back to Isoderm. This is a made-in-Germany range of soap-free cleaners that are so gentle, babies can use them too! Isoderm products are non-alkaline and soap-free. This is absolutely VITAL for those with sensitive skin. The pH value of skin is 5.5, and Isoderm cleansers share the same pH. This means, the cleanser maintains our skin’s natural acidity in protecting the skin against environmental factors and bacterial infections. Regular use will restore health and moisture to the skin, leaving it soft and supple. (And Rash free!!!) This also means it’s perfectly safe for newborn babes to use this cleanser! In fact, Isoderm has a cleanser specially for Babies! You can imagine how gentle that is!
Now, I’ve always been convinced that anything safe for babies would be safe for us. But I had a hesitation whether Isoderm can cleanse well. What if it’s just like any other soap-free cleansers?
Here’s what Isoderm cleanser is like when we use it on Nathan. Check out the lather!!!
I was expecting his skin to be super tight and dry after using Isoderm. (I mean, it looked like it cleanse as well as regular soap!) But no! It was soft and not dry! We tried it for an entire week, and his skin remained moist and he didn’t have any flare ups! Woohooo!
But before I start switching over to Isoderm, I have to find out how much it costs! How does it compare with the other brands?
This is what I found out. (I took the regular retail prices, and didn’t consider any Great Singapore Sale deals!)
Brand A – $22.40 for 200ml
Brand B – $33.90 for 230ml
Brand C – $12.85 for 236ml
Isoderm – $15 for 250ml
hmmm… not bad eh? It is really much more affordable than the other brands and it is something Nathan can use! I’m going to get the other products Isoderm has. It is certainly worth a try!
And we have 3 Isoderm Sets to Giveaway!
Each set (retailing at S$40) consists of One Regular Cleanser (500ml) and One Baby Cleanser (250ml)
Here’s how you can participate in this Giveaway! Tell us in the comments below – How Isoderm can help you or your child; and stand a chance to win the Isoderm Giveaway Set!
Yes, that’s all! The giveaway will end on 8 August 2014! All the best!
Btw, Isoderm products are available in Guardian and Unity pharmacies. They are also sold in selected clinics and hospitals.
Congratulations to the three winners of the Isoderm Sets!
- Siew Ling Ng
- Nick Chor
We will get in touch with you shortly with the details how you can claim your prize! Thank you!
*We were given products from Isoderm to reveiw, but all opinions are 100% my own
my son has ezcema since young and i am still looking for a cleanser that is suitable for him
My girls have used x brand prescribed by doct for yrs, like to try this brand if get to win a set. Hopefully they will be eczema free after using this.
My son has eczema and I’d like to see if this is better for his skin.
My son has tried many cleanser solutions but his eczema condition still remains. Would like to try and see if Isoderm products can help in his condition.
My second boy has chronic eczema since birth due to food allergies and sensitive skin. Hope that this can help to alleviate his dry, flaky, itchy skin condition. Thanks!
Having suffered from eczema on my soles for three decades, I hope to find something that can relief me of the itch. My elder son suffers from eczema too, and needs to use steroid creams on the areas where he sweats profusely. he gets flare ups pretty often. I hope that Isoderm can be a lifeline to us.
My child n I both have eczema. Steroid cream hv not been terribly helpful. Hope is order can make a difference.
Oops I meant I hope isoderm can make a difference.
We are always on the lookout for effective, non-steroid, and affordable skincare products for use on our children because of their eczema or dry/sensitive skin condition. Isoderm sounds promising from this review. Thanks for introducing a new product and brand to us readers!
My boy also named Nathan have been scratching his whole body about 2 months ago since he started attending Pre Nursery. The scratch was so bad that he will woke up a couple of times in the middle of the night and cry because he scratched on the bleeding areas. Been exploring different types of creams and shower foams in hope to ease this issue. He is currently on medication to ease the itch. Was hopping to give Isoderm a try.
I have been having eczema for the longest time ever … tried all sorts of cream and cleansers … but I have yet to try Isoderm. It would be awesome if this helps to relieve my itchy skin especially with a weather like Singapore!
Bless his heart – I hate he has to deal with that, but I’m so glad you found Isoderm and that it’s working!! I know that’s encouraging for your whole family!
It is great that you found something that works well for eczema!
I’ll recommend this to my friend’s with excema – it looks like really helps!
My little 3+ month old baby girl’s eczema began when she was just 2 months old. Have tried a few brands of cleansers and but results have been so-so. Would be really great to try this, thank you.
My son has been complaining about itchiness these past few days and he would be scratching his whole body, especially the legs. Have tried many brands of cream, powder and bath lotion but to no avail. Would love to try this cleanser.
My son has sensitive skin, and scratches himself a lot. He tends to develop rash on various parts of his body, in particular, his neck, arms, and legs, every now and then. Would love to try Isoderm. Thanks!
both my daughter and I have eczema. I’ll have to look into this brand to see if it would help us!
I have a nephew that greatly suffers from it. I’ll have to tell his mom about this brand.
My girl did a round of mustela stelatopia and her eczema got better..and now she is back to scratching again..its a never ending battle..but i realise i need a good cleanser for the long time and doesnt break my bank…for now i am just stealing my baby ‘s body shampoo for my girl to use hoping its gentler for her..and ur recommendation is what i am looking for …a body shampoo which gentle but not too expensive for long term use to keep ezcema at bay !
Isoderm cleanser has a pH level of 5.5, so does our skin. Therefore the cleanser maintains our skin’s natural acidity in protecting the skin against environmental factors and bacterial infections.
My elder boy has been complaining of itchiness of his inner elbow and knee caps. We have been using a gentle cleanser and using a hydrating lotion to keep the area hydrated. Hope to try out Isoderm to help with his skin condition.
My daughter had eczema when she was 1 but thank God it was controlled very easily and she was eczema-free for 5 years… Then she came down with a bout of pneumonia and the eczema flared up along with it. It’s been 1 year since and we are still grappling with the problem. We’ve tried everything (TCM, homeopathy, creams, washes, probiotics to name a few)… Except Isoderm! I’ve no idea why it didn’t come up in my (what I thought was intensive) research. Would love to give it a shot!
Hi there, I just gave birth to twins 2 months ago. Just into 3 weeks, my baby girl started having rashes and scaly skin all over her face & body, especially the creases areas. None of us have eczema in our genes so pd said it could be food allergy & gave us a steroid cream to apply sparingly..since then, it has been a stressful period for us, mentally & physically. My girl just can’t settle down without having to pacify her for hours..she looks really uncomfortable and we feel so helpless..if only we could take over her pain! 🙁 everyday we discuss and try new ways to trial and error and hopefully we discover the source causing her eczema. We have also attempted many options to ease her symptoms like changing bathing routines, applying lotion or ointment to her skin, aircon or no aircon, soap or no soap, breastmilk or formula…etc. till date we have tried products like physiogel, organic lotion (from uk), dna from usa, and many others but it hadn’t provided her much comfort..(even as I type this message she’s fidgeting trying to sleep…) my friend just tagged me in this post saying Isoderm could be our answer! So yes, truly maybe and hopefully. Thanks for the review and sharing our distress! *fingerscrossed*
My Older daughter suffered from atopic dermatitis. At that time we need to use Steroids . Using mild non comedogenic cleanser, but still she keep complaining about Itching & dry skin. My younger one also showing similar skin problem with flaky dry skin..I am afraid that with more itching they will lead to Eczema..
Hope to try Isoderm & find the solution to this never ending dryness & Itchiness..
Thanks for awesome giveaway & opportunity to try it..
I know what you mean about the lather. That does feel essential. I’m so glad it’s working like you want!
That’s wonderful that you found something that’s not only effective, but a great value!
I’m so glad you found a great product that works for eczema and that leaves your skin soft too!
I’ll definitely have to recommend this to my friend! Thanks for sharing your experience!
I used to suffer from eczema as a kid and used to have to take tar baths. Using this Isoderm product would have been so much more pleasant.